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On April 15th, 1966, the Rolling Stones album "Aftermath" was released in Britain. It was the first Stones album to contain all original material, and it featured songs like "Under My Thumb" and "Mother's Little Helper."

In 1967, The Who released the single "Happy Jack."

In 1971, "Patton" won the best picture and best director Academy Awards. Its star, George C. Scott, was named best actor, but he didn't accept the award because he didn't like the academy's voting process.

In 1977, Gary Rossington and Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd presented Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson with a gold record for the album "One More For The Road." It had been recorded in Atlanta.

In 1982, Billy Joel was seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident on Long Island, New York. He spent about a month in the hospital.

In 1990, actress Greta Garbo died in New York at the age of 84. Among her movie credits are "Grand Hotel" and "Camille."

In 1996, the rest of Grateful Dead singer Jerry Garcia's ashes were scattered near the Golden Gate in San Francisco. A small portion had been scattered in the Ganges River in India 11 days earlier.

In 2001, singer Joey Ramone of The Ramones died in New York after battling lymphoma. He was 49.

In 2004, Bill Rancic (RAN'-sik) beat out Kwame Jackson to win the first season of "The Apprentice" on NBC.

In 2007, Richard Gere kissed Indian actress Shilpa Shetty several times on the cheek during an AIDS awareness rally in New Delhi. A judge in India issued an arrest warrant for Gere, claiming the kiss amounted to public obscenity.

In 2013, a boat captain cruised down a coastal creek near Savannah, Georgia, where country singer Billy Currington was staying. The captain accused Currington of chasing him in a boat and threatening him. Currington later pleaded no contest to threatening the captain, and charges of making terrorist threats were dropped.

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Roy Clark is 81. Singer-guitarist Dave Edmunds is 71. Actor Michael Tucci ("Diagnosis Murder") is 68. Actress Lois Chiles ("Austin Powers") is 67. Actress Amy Wright is 64. Actress Emma Thompson is 55. Singer Samantha Fox is 48. Guitarist Ed O'Brien of Radiohead is 46. Actor Danny Pino ("Cold Case") is 40. Actor Luke Evans ("The Hobbit") is 35. Drummer Patrick Carney of The Black Keys is 34. Actor Seth Rogen ("Knocked Up") is 32. Drummer De'Mar Hamilton of Plain White T's is 30. Actress Emma Watson ("Harry Potter" movies) is 24.

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